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January 13, 2008
Casserly's cap casualties

But of course, LaMont Jordan was on Charley Casserly's list of players likely to be cut for salary cap reasons.

In the case of Jordan, the Raiders have $6.1 million reasons not to bring Jordan back for the 2008 season.

It shouldn't be forgotten the Raiders were willing to cut Jordan last spring if he hadn't agreed to a pay cut.

Jordan did. He grumbled about it. Then he played well for four weeks before a back injury and he eventually lost his job to Justin Fargas.

But more than his salary, I think Lane Kiffin isn't a fan of Jordan's attitude.

I think it's no coincidence a few days after Jordan talked to the media at the end of the season that Kiffin praised Fargas as a player that waited his turn instead of complaining to the media.

Jordan didn't say anything crazy, but I imagine Kiffin didn't like Jordan saying he wasn't sure how to stay warm and ready on the sidelines even though he'd been a backup for the New York Jets.

I'm guessing Jordan with sweat pants over his game pants didn't go over well with Kiffin, either.

Kiffin also said the great start Jordan could be attributed to playing teams that were "soft" in the middle of their defenses.

Ouch.

I'll miss Jordan. We're both big pro wrestling fans and he was always good for a discussion on what happened on Monday Night Raw.

But I think even if he were due to make $6.10, Kiffin wouldn't have him back.

Have fun watching the playoff games today.

--Jason Jones

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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